How to Make that Seasonal Job a Permanent One

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A holiday job could be the gift that keeps on giving this year.  According to WorkSource, 30 percent of employers plan to keep some of their seasonal help this year.

WorkSource's Candace Moody said the best way to ensure you are one of the people who stays on is to ask. 

"The people who come up to their managers and say, 'I've really enjoyed working here.  I hope I've done a good job and I'd love to be one of the people you call back if you need help in the New Year.' Will go a long way toward getting the opportunity," explained Moody. 

Local Best Buy manager Ryan Warshaw said he looks for people who are putting extra effort into helping shoppers and who have a good attitude.

Signing up for extra hours this week when others may be asking for time off can also set you apart, Moody shared. 

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Gas Prices Remain Stable

 

Retail gasoline prices remain stable as the price of a barrel of oil neared $100 again after multiple reports were released last week that showed positive acceleration for the U.S. economy. Single-family home purchases rose in November to a seven-month high as U.S. unemployment claims fell by 4,000 to 364,000 last week, reported the U.S. Labor Department.

Refund Check for Foreign Fees is Legit

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Be on the lookout for a holiday surprise in your mailbox.

"It's entirely possible that I have gotten that and thrown it away actually," said Lacey Walker.

Lacey Walker should have a surprise coming and it's because she traveled outside of the country and used her credit cards.

She could be one of the 10 million people who will get a check in the mail for that travel.

The check is worth $18.04.  All you have to do is go to the bank and the cash is yours.

Sound too good to be true?  "It's good.  Cash it and go to McDonald's and have lunch," said Tom Stephens, who is the President of the Northeast Florida Better Business Bureau.

Stephens has done his research, and he said the check is legit.

Drug Investigation Leads to Animal Cruelty Arrests

Drug Investigation Leads to Animal Cruelty Arrests

KINGSLAND, Ga. -- A two-month investigation led to a "no-knock" search warrant and arrests on more than just drug charges.

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Motel Fire Traced to Meth Lab

KINGSLAND, Ga. -- A suspicious fire at a local motel has been traced to a meth lab in one of the rooms, and once he is released from the hospital, a man police believe to be responsible for it will go to jail.